Skye Holidays
Self Catering Holiday Cottages
on the Magical Isle of Skye

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The Isle of Skye

 

 

The Isle of Skye - things to see and do

The Isle of Skye is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides, an island group off the west coast of mainland Scotland.
Renowned in history, song and poetry (where it is sometimes referred as Eilean a' CheĆ² - The Misty Isle) Skye is equally well known for its natural beauty and its wildlife.
The Cuillin mountains and their gentler neighbours the Red Cuillin rise over the island and form its core, but the deeply indented coastline means you are never far from the sea.
As you travel around the area you will see and may hear Scottish Gaelic, the indigenous language of the Highlands & Islands and a further part of the rich local culture and tradition.

We are often asked "Where should we go, What should we see?" and our answer is "Go anywhere - you won't be disappointed". You don't so much 'see' Skye as 'experience' Skye. We are happy to answer your questions about Skye - email us.

Below are suggestions and links to just a few of the many attractions that bring people back to this magical island year after year.

Skye Links

The Skye Guide - an independent and personal view of The Isle of Skye.

Undiscovered Scotland - the ultimate online guide to Scotland.

 

Outdoor adventures - Natural Skye

Isle of Skye Walks - help to find the best walking routes on Skye, from the classic outings to hidden gems not found in guidebooks.

Skye Trekking Centre - horse riding, pony trekking and riding lessons for people of all ages and abilities. Appreciate the beauty of Skye from horseback.

Dive and Sea the Hebrides - offers some of the finest, remote European and British diving available.

Bella Jane and AquqXplore - scenic, wildlife-spotting boat trips from Elgol

Kylerhea Otter Haven - see otters, seals and many species of sea birds from the viewing hide.

Indoor attractions - Historical, Cultural, Artistic

Dunvegan Castle - the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years.

Armadale Castle - Clan Donald Centre and Museum of the Isles

Aros Centre, Portree - theatre, cinema, shops, cafe, RSPB sea eagle exhibit.

The Skye Museum of Island Life, Kilmuir- a township of thatched cottages, each one depicting, as closely as possible, the conditions prevailing on the island at the close of the nineteenth century.

Borreraig Park Museum - extensive collection of items relating to the history of the area, to rural life on Skye, and to farming. Also a series of displays setting out the history of the MacCrimmon pipers, the hereditary pipers to the Macleods of Dunvegan.

Skye Sepentarium, Broadford - award winning reptile exhibition and breeding centre.

Skye Skyns, Waternish - manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins with exhibition tannery demonstrating time-honoured methods of making leather.

Talisker Distillery, Carbost - the only Whisky distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillin.

Arts and Crafts - links to many of the art, craft, pottery and photographic galleries and studios in Skye and the Highlands.

 

enquiries:    telephone 01470 521755    email: enquire@skyeholidays.co.uk